Posted: 23/07/2015 at 10:59
Congratulations to Muddy on MORE prizes! Flying at the moment!
Skinny - I thought the thinking was that slower runners should train for a half as if it were a marathon and quicker runners (i.e you) should train as if it were more like a 10k and then just hang on? I've been looking at the P&D half plan for the next few weeks and think I might follow that one.
Last nights Interclub race did not go well. I'd decided to do it despite not being race fit yet because I thought it would sub for a tempo run, be a good social and I may still earn some points for the team despite being a bit slow. I guess I did meet these objectives but can't say the actual "racing" part was much fun.
On Weds afternoon I decided I feel like I was possibly coming down with something - headache and the beginnings of a sore throat but took two paracetamol and womaned up. Arrived at the venue and chatted with clubmates for a while before handing over the kids to Lou (who'd already taken the opportunity to get a quick run in). Based on Saturdays parkrun I thought 7:30 mm might be ok. So in a fit of crass stupidity I ran the first mile at sub 7mm pace and then my legs fell off. Limped around the remaining 5.2, progressively slowing every mile, wanting to lie at the side of the road and cry. Finally crossed the line in 47:58.
On the plus side our ladies team won and I'll have been a counter I think as it was first 15. And I feel like crap today with a streaming cold so there is some explanation for my poor showing. To be honest I don't really know what I was expecting given I haven't done any speedwork since the marathon and a month off due to injury.
I'm hoping to do BRAT 5k on 12th August (my birthday) and a 10k the following weekend but hopefully I will have got my act together a bit by then.